July 4th, 2014 by Paul Curran
Well, I don’t know where you’ve been hiding if you’ve never heard of Brontez — Bay Area scene celebrity, creator of the great Fag School zine, mastermind behind punk/power-pop (power-punk?) sensations Younger Lovers, and of course his stint as columnist in Maximum Rocknroll magazine!
And Janelle Hessig‘s list of credentials is too long for the attention span of — well, me — but let me just name drop the essential Tales of Blarg zine, editor of MRR‘s classic Punk Comics Issues (not to mention her conributions to our Punk Comics Blog) and a zillion great bands like the Tourettes, Panty Raid, Baby Jail, and most recently the Wet Spots.
Put these two hilarious and creative geniuses together and you know you have some next level wizard magic. Enter their upcoming collaborative book, The Cruising Diaries. Described as “a collection of writer/musician Brontez Purnell’s various sexual follies and misadventures around ’00s Oakland. Taco truck blowjobs, ‘shrooms, Santa – everything you could want from an illustrated sex memoir and much, much more,” you know this is going to be some laugh-out-loud madness like you’ve never seen before. Just check out this very NOT SUITABLE FOR WORK preview video:
Pre-order the book from Janelle’s gimmeaction.com
“ADULTS ONLY! (Eat shit, babies!)”
And if you’re in the Bay Area on Sept. 12, 2014, don’t miss the book launch party and BBQ at Oakland’s 1-2-3-4 Go! Records.